Innovative Alternatives

We find solutions to life’s most difficult people problems!


We are always ready to think outside the box and innovate when it comes to helping you and your family.

Forward Thinking

We utilize a number of therapy methods including group, individual, family and play therapy.

Problem Solvers

We find solutions to life’s most difficult people problems! And we will work with you to find solutions to yours.

Customer Support

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Our Story

Innovative Alternatives, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving the community since 1989. We find solutions to life’s most difficult people problems through mediation, counseling, and training since 1989. We belong to a United Way Agency.

We have a versatile staff of professionals committed to the highest quality of service to our clients. Our caring intake specialists are hand picked for their education, experience, professionalism, dedication, and passion. They are highly trained to quickly identify issues and direct clients to the most appropriate services delivered by the provider that best matches their needs.

We develop a custom tailored approach – an ‘innovative alternative’ – for every individual, family, group, church, school or company that seeks our assistance. We maintain to prevent problems from developing, and empower clients to become agents of change in their own lives, organizations and communities.

We use proven, highly effective intervention tools in mediation, counseling and training. This promotes systemic change and allows clients to achieve lasting benefit. The systemic approach to all problems promotes employee wellness and business enhancement for companies experiencing change, growth or distress, reconciliation for families in conflict, and healing and direction for individuals facing tragic and/or life changing events.

Sharon Bayus

Sharon Bayus


Sharon Bayus is the founder, President and CEO of Innovative Alternatives, Inc., a nonprofit agency that serves our community through mediation and counseling programs.

Janet Harreld

Janet Harreld

Vice President

Janet served as undergraduate and graduate faculty at major universities and colleges for 20 years. She directed a nonprofit management program that was a joint project between the Freeman School of Business and the Graduate School at Tulane in New Orleans.

Cindy Renaudo

Cindy Renaudo

Director of Regional Services

Cindy is currently working on her Masters of Science in Counseling from University of Houston-Clear Lake. She received her BBA from University of Houston- Central Campus in 1990.

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